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Re: How important are ISO standards to Fedora?



On Wed, 2008-02-13 at 01:51 -0800, Andrew Farris wrote:
> � wrote:
> > Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> >> On Feb 12, 2008 9:20 PM, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:
> >>  
> >>> On Feb 12, 2008 9:05 PM, Rodd Clarkson <rodd clarkson id au> wrote:
> >>>    
> >>>> Wouldn't it be more correct for Fedora to default to the ISO standard
> >>>> for paper (A4, etc) than to the US standard for paper (letter, etc)?
> >>>>       
> >>> Fedora's default papersize setting... where?
> >>>     
> >>
> >> Take a close look at the file cupshelpers.py
> >>
> >> in system-config-printer
> >>
> >> Letter is selected by default only for a small number of specific
> >> locales.  What more do you want? Blood?
> >>
> >> If you are going to argue that we should make A4 the default, even for
> >> en_US and en_CA... locations where printers can be assumed that Letter
> >> sized paper is what is in the trays... you and I are going to have a
> >> serious discussion about balancing usability against idealism.
> >>
> >> -jef"You want A4 to be the default for en_US, meet me on the steps of
> >> the capital building in DC and spend a week championing the cause of
> >> metric system adoption.  You'll know who I am. I'll be the one holding
> >> the medications with your name on the bottle"spaleta
> >>
> >>   
> > +1 Fedora should default to the ISO standard..
> > 
> > Best regards.
> >                Johann B.
> 
> I suspect you might not have interpreted Jef's sarcasm quite right, because I 
> don't read him as +1 for changing anything there.  Any choice of 'default' in 
> paper sizes would simply be wrong somewhere... the only reasonable thing Fedora 
> 'should' do is choose the most likely default based on locale.  Maybe some more 
> work needs done on that (which is a configuration issue).

As far as I'm aware, the installer asks where you live (with regard to
time zones), but given you can select cities on a map, shouldn't this be
enough?


R.


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